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April is Community Orchards Month! Kids at Fruits of Diversity orchard

In celebration of community orchards and publicly accessible fruit trees everywhere, come out to your neighborhood community orchard event in April. Over the course of the month we will be planting flowering understory, edible vines, and new fruit trees at our five community orchards across Portland. This year, Home Orchard Society and Green Lents are also organizing events as part of Community Orchards month so these are included on our list of upcoming events!

Southeast Portland - Green Thumb Community Orchard           

Planting Party! Under-story perennials, edible mushroom cultivation
Saturday, April 9th. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Portland Fruit Tree Project and Portland Community Gardens in this fun event, where you will learn about and participate in under-story planting and establishing an edible mushroom bed, in addition to helping out with orchard maintenance. We'll enhance bio-diversity at the orchard by planting a variety of flowering plants, edible shrubs, and natives. Special thanks to our site partners, Portland Community Gardens.

 Click here to register for Green Thumb

North Portland - Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard

Planting Party & 3-Year Anniversary Celebration
Saturday April 16th. 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join neighbors and volunteers in celebrating the 3-year anniversary of breaking ground at Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard!  We will also expand the orchard by planting new fruit trees and grape and kiwi vines.  (Special thanks to our partners, Village Gardens and Home Forward).

Click here to register for the April 16th event at Fruits of Diversity

NE Portland - Sabin Community Orchard

Pollinators and Earth Day Celebration
Sunday April 17th. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Portland Fruit Tree Project in celebrating pollinators everywhere! This month you’ll have the opportunity to learn about pollinators in addition to helping out with orchard maintenance. (Much thanks to our partners, Sabin Community Association and Sabin SUN School, as well as our sponsors, Whole Foods Fremont; and Xerces Society

Click here to register for the April 17th event at Sabin

NE Portland – Parkrose Community Orchard

Spring Pest & Disease Management
Saturday April 23rd. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Portland Fruit Tree Project in a Work Party at Parkrose Community Orchard! This month, you'll have the opportunity to learn about Spring pest & disease management, in addition to helping out with orchard maintenance. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome (kids included)! Please register online or RSVP by calling 503-284-6106 if you'd like to join us.

(Many thanks to our site partner, Parkrose Community United Church of Christ)

Click here to register for the April 23rd event at Parkrose

SW Portland – Gabriel Community Orchard

Spring Pest & Disease Management

Saturday April 30th. 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Portland Fruit Tree Project in a Work Party at Gabriel Community Orchard! This month, you'll have the opportunity to participate in Spring pest & disease management, in addition to helping out with orchard maintenance such as weeding and mulching. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome (kids included)! Please register online or RSVP by calling 503-284-6106 if you'd like to join us.

Click here to register for the April 30th event at Gabriel

If you have any questions about these events or other Community Orchards Program inquiries, please contact April: 503-284-6106 / april@portlandfruit.org